Rags to riches

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The true tale of Charles II’s favourite mistress is set to be brought alive with Nel­lGwynn at Shake­speare’s Globe (2-13 May). Orig­i­nally pro­duced by Do­minic Drom­goole at the Globe in 2015, the show went on to win the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Com­edy and is now on a na­tional tour. Writ­ten by Jes­sica Swale and directed by Christopher Lus­combe, the play is set on Lon­don’s Drury Lane in 1660. Laura Pitt-Pul­ford stars as ‘pretty, witty Nell’, a lowly or­ange seller in the West End who catches the eye of King Charles II. Her good looks, charm and new royal stand­ing help cat­a­pult her through so­ci­ety to be­come a fa­mous ac­tress and an un­likely hero­ine.

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